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big brother smoke
05-19-2009, 03:47 PM
Welp, we all should be in the midst of catering season or approaching so as promised I am starting a tablescape thread. Please post pics of your tablescapes, so we can turn this thread into a sticky to help others get some ideas on presentation, etc. I will post a few to start the production.


Napkin display
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/John%20and%20Veronica/DSC02899.jpg

A great way for guest to find their table
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/John%20and%20Veronica/DSC02900.jpg

I love to layer linens next to an entree
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Wedding/JeffandJulieThayerpics028.jpg

This is my favorite way to showcase an entree or appetizer (just use a box underneath an extra linen)
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Wedding/JeffandJulieThayerpics002.jpg

More place settings
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Ranch%20wedding%202/DSC02666.jpg

Displayed appetizers
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Ranch%20Wedding%203/DSC02955.jpg

Love vegetation under & around chafers
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/wedding%202/DSC01136.jpg

The draping bread basket technique
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/wedding%202/DSC01130.jpg

Bbq Bubba
05-19-2009, 03:52 PM
Nothing that nice but.....

big brother smoke
05-19-2009, 03:58 PM
Nothing that nice but.....

Looks nice to me, Bubba! We all got to find our niche, Bro! Mine is just weddings. It is all about the Q and the Benjamins:biggrin::cool:

Countryhb
05-19-2009, 06:02 PM
Welp, we all should be in the midst of catering season or approaching so as promised I am starting a tablescape thread. Please post pics of your tablescapes, so we can turn this thread into a sticky to help others get some ideas on presentation, etc. I will post a few to start the production.

You're SO she-she NTTAWWT! :icon_devil The great thing about catering with BBS is that I get to BBQ and (s)he does the tablescapes. It's kinda like a match made in heaven :biggrin::eek::mrgreen:

big brother smoke
05-19-2009, 06:24 PM
You're SO she-she NTTAWWT! :icon_devil The great thing about catering with BBS is that I get to BBQ and (s)he does the tablescapes. It's kinda like a match made in heaven :biggrin::eek::mrgreen:


Two words: Pit Biatch :tongue::tongue::tongue:

Countryhb
05-19-2009, 06:31 PM
Two words: Pit Biatch :tongue::tongue::tongue:
I think I feel a cold coming on for the 30th...cough, cough. :icon_sick

LostNation
05-19-2009, 07:43 PM
I love this thread, I'm inspired by what I see that BBS does with his tables.

I try to stay away from weddings, I think the excitation's are more then I can deliver.

On the May 30th weekend I'm doing a wedding for 100 with a 13 item menu. Later in the evening I'm dropping off for 25 then on Sunday we have a party for 50 to do, just ribs and beans.

Here are a couple of mine that I've posted before.

http://www.lostnationvt.com/images/lowes08_02.jpg

I know there's no food out yet. On the left behind the plates is a wooden rack for the napkins and plastic ware. The first two black bowls have slaw and a type of potato salad. I serve beans in a 16" iron skillet. Next was corn with the butter in the tan bowels. Then buns pork and brisket. On the end I put a "carving station" to cut the ribs. Everything I do is self serve.

http://www.lostnationvt.com/images/lowes08_03.jpg

Same picture different angle before carving station. My chafing dishes are the cheap ones from Equippers with the plastic handles changes out with ones from Lowe's.

http://www.lostnationvt.com/images/100_1534.jpg

This was for a golf tournament, you can see the plastic holder and carving station.(The plastic holder was made with the left over cedar from the Adirondack chairs that I built)

http://www.lostnationvt.com/images/100_1541.jpg

BTW, the beers weren't mine!!! I do a few things a season at this golf course, It's owned bu my teammate and closest friend.

Marsha
05-19-2009, 07:49 PM
I love seeing how everyone does their tablescapes. Except for Food Network's Sandra Lee, that is :roll:

I will have to post some pics later.

Thank you for starting this BBS :-D

C Rocke
05-19-2009, 11:28 PM
I think I feel a cold coming on for the 30th...cough, cough. :icon_sick

Don't get sick - Maybe I can help you feel better - A little better pay with a shorter commute...

hehehe

tony76248
05-20-2009, 06:32 AM
Very nice jobs ya'll!

early mornin' smokin'
05-20-2009, 09:14 AM
both look great, keep up the good work.

swamprb
05-20-2009, 10:06 AM
I just cooked the meats for my son's Frat house party last year for 120 people -the guys decorated the backdrops and the house Cook took care of the tablescapes.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2650.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2652.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2653.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2651.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2656.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2655.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2657.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2658.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Luau/100_2659.jpg

I'm cooking this years Luau party-Pulled pork, Chicken thighs, legs and or wings and Shrimp skewers. I tried talking them into a Pig on the La Caja China, they were into it, but decided it would freak out the girls! Got their priorities mixed up! They want me to do some cooking onsite, so I'll be grilling on a row of Red Weber kettles and a Drum or two.

big brother smoke
05-20-2009, 01:20 PM
Brian,

Those are nice themed tablescapes!

big brother smoke
05-20-2009, 01:21 PM
I love seeing how everyone does their tablescapes. Except for Food Network's Sandra Lee, that is :roll:

I will have to post some pics later.

Thank you for starting this BBS :-D

Cannot wait to see your tablescapes, Marsha!

big brother smoke
05-20-2009, 01:22 PM
I love this thread, I'm inspired by what I see that BBS does with his tables.

I try to stay away from weddings, I think the excitation's are more then I can deliver.

On the May 30th weekend I'm doing a wedding for 100 with a 13 item menu. Later in the evening I'm dropping off for 25 then on Sunday we have a party for 50 to do, just ribs and beans.

Here are a couple of mine that I've posted before.

http://www.lostnationvt.com/images/lowes08_02.jpg

I know there's no food out yet. On the left behind the plates is a wooden rack for the napkins and plastic ware. The first two black bowls have slaw and a type of potato salad. I serve beans in a 16" iron skillet. Next was corn with the butter in the tan bowels. Then buns pork and brisket. On the end I put a "carving station" to cut the ribs. Everything I do is self serve.

http://www.lostnationvt.com/images/lowes08_03.jpg

Same picture different angle before carving station. My chafing dishes are the cheap ones from Equippers with the plastic handles changes out with ones from Lowe's.

http://www.lostnationvt.com/images/100_1534.jpg

This was for a golf tournament, you can see the plastic holder and carving station.(The plastic holder was made with the left over cedar from the Adirondack chairs that I built)

http://www.lostnationvt.com/images/100_1541.jpg

BTW, the beers weren't mine!!! I do a few things a season at this golf course, It's owned bu my teammate and closest friend.


Set up looks clean and good luck with your wedding next week.

hossrocks
05-21-2009, 10:13 PM
You're SO she-she NTTAWWT! :icon_devil The great thing about catering with BBS is that I get to BBQ and (s)he does the tablescapes. It's kinda like a match made in heaven :biggrin::eek::mrgreen:

My wife and I work the same way. I cook and she makes it look perdy! I always forget to bring a camera when we roll out for a gig. My wife has placed the digital with extra batteriesin the glove box. Won't forget again!!!

big brother smoke
04-06-2010, 05:43 PM
Bump!

Catering season is upon us get your tablescapes in order Farkers!:clap2:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Marking%20Wedding/DSC04682.jpg

txschutte
04-06-2010, 05:48 PM
I'll admit. I've started "tablescaping". Really does bring the catering to a different level than what the "other" guys are selling.

Now, if I could find some hotties for my waitstaff, I would be just this much closer to my idol.(country):becky:

big brother smoke
04-06-2010, 05:50 PM
I'll admit. I've started "tablescaping". Really does bring the catering to a different level than what the "other" guys are selling.

Now, if I could find some hotties for my waitstaff, I would be just this much closer to my idol.(country):becky:

Bite me :becky:

grillfella
04-07-2010, 03:09 AM
Nothing that nice but.....

Just the thread I was looking for Steph. I have weddings friday and sat and need ideas

thanks Bill D

ps will post my events:-D

big brother smoke
04-14-2010, 09:03 AM
Just the thread I was looking for Steph. I have weddings friday and sat and need ideas

thanks Bill D

ps will post my events:-D


And?

grillfella
04-15-2010, 01:25 AM
And?


will post soon usb camera issues

gsmith
04-21-2010, 03:31 PM
here is a link to a party we did at my sister's farm last fall that shows some tablescapes

http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/...08%3A731974102 (http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/creativeapps/slideShow/Main.jsp?token=428716747308%3A731974102)